Location scout resources for the midwest U.S. State of Illinois
including film office information, facts, news, other references and data of interest to location scouts, location managers and other production personnel.
Location Scout Resource: Film Offices in Illinois
Welcome to the Illinois Film Office online! We are proud to represent Illinois — home to a nationally renowned crew base, actors, and industry vendors, as well as our aggressive 30% film tax credit. With experts on locations, housing, and tax incentives, casting and crew hotlines, the IFO is here to help make your creative vision a reality.
- Illinois Film Production Services Tax Incentives
- Illinois Film Office News
- Illinois Film Office Production Guide
The Chicago Film Office, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, leads the city’s effort to attract and enhance the production of feature films, television series, commercials, documentaries and all forms of local screen entertainment. For filmmakers, it is a one-stop liaison for all City of Chicago production needs including permits, city services and logistical support.
- Chicago Film Office Permits
- Chicago Film Office Resources
- Chicago Film Office Tax Incentives
- Chicago Film Office FAQS
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Illinois Film Office, Chicago Film Office and Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau – AFCI
Currently, the Illinois Film Office, Chicago Film Office and Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau are AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International) members.
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Illinois is the 25th most extensive and the 5th most populous of the 50 United States, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a broad economic base. Illinois is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River. For decades, O’Hare International Airport has ranked as one of the world’s busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.